Missy Mazzoli's Proving Up at Miller Theatre
Sep
26
8:00 PM20:00

Missy Mazzoli's Proving Up at Miller Theatre

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Composer Missy Mazzoli and librettist Royce Vavrek thrilled audiences and critics alike in 2016 with the premiere of their opera Breaking the Waves. This dynamic creative duo reunites for Proving Up, a harrowing tale of a family's pursuit of the American Dream set in post-Civil War Nebraska.

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ICE and The Crossing: The National Anthems
Sep
29
8:00 PM20:00

ICE and The Crossing: The National Anthems

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Where does patriotism end and nationalism begin? Are there universal values that transcend national borders? The Crossing, hailed as an “ardently angelic” chamber choir by The Los Angeles Times, and the acclaimed International Contemporary Ensemble consider these difficult questions with works by three powerhouse composers: Pulitzer Prize winners David Lang and Caroline Shaw and Pulitzer Prize finalist Ted Hearne.

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The Fourth Biennial Rubin Institute for Music Criticism at the San Francisco Conservatory
Oct
26
8:00 PM20:00

The Fourth Biennial Rubin Institute for Music Criticism at the San Francisco Conservatory

Situated within the artistic and intellectual vibrancy of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, the Stephen and Cynthia Rubin Institute for Music Criticism brings together leading music journalists, renowned musicians, and aspiring young writers, combining the wisdom and insight of today's highly esteemed critics, the artistry and daring of acclaimed musicians, and the energy and promise of tomorrow's music journalists.

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Du Yun Composer Portrait at Miller Theatre
Nov
15
8:00 PM20:00

Du Yun Composer Portrait at Miller Theatre

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The 2017 recipient of the Pulitzer Prize in Music for her opera Angel’s Bone, Du Yun is a multifaceted artist—composer, multi-instrumentalist, performance artist, and curator. Her music is adventurous and daring; it embraces orchestral, theatrical, pop music, storytelling, cabaret, and visual arts influences, and reflects her social activism.

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the whisper opera in Belgium
Nov
26
to Nov 28

the whisper opera in Belgium

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ICE brings David Lang's acclaimed the whisper opera to Belgium! As part of the Festival Ars Musica celebration at the Centre for Fine Arts, Brussels, soprano Tony Arnold and three members of ICE bring this most intimate of operas, a repertoire staple of the ensemble.

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Wang Lu Composer Portrait at Miller Theatre
Feb
21
8:00 PM20:00

Wang Lu Composer Portrait at Miller Theatre

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Born in Xi’an, one of the oldest cities in China, composer and pianist Wang Lu writes music that is dramatic, lyrical, and powerful. Brought up in a musical family with strong Chinese opera and folk music traditions, her works reflect a very natural identification with those influences, through the prism of contemporary instrumental techniques and new sonic possibilities.

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Tyshawn Sorey Composer Portrait at Miller Theatre
Mar
28
8:00 PM20:00

Tyshawn Sorey Composer Portrait at Miller Theatre

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Tyshawn Sorey is a visionary artist who is erasing the lines of musical preconceptions. The 2017 MacArthur Fellow has a wide-ranging creative practice, embracing the roles of composer, conductor, multi-instrumentalist, scholar, and educator. This Portrait features two new works, written for ensembles with which Sorey has close ties.

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In Plain Air at Christ Church Philadelphia
Sep
22
to Sep 23

In Plain Air at Christ Church Philadelphia

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A 3,000-pipe organ, centuries-old bells as they are heard in the belfry, an orchestra of pipe whistles, community-built music boxes: the sounds of In Plain Air, with music by Phyllis Chen and Nathan Davis, carry the audience through the campus and history of one the nation's most historic sites.

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